Exclusives

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Yesterday
Even if new housing reduces rents regionwide, scholars are divided as to when and whether new market-rate apartments reduce rents in nearby blocks. A new study seeks to answer this question.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
5 days ago
Opponents of bills to promote transit oriented housing development throughout California need to do the math and develop some state pride.
Josh Stephens
Blog post
6 days ago
A recent book brings a common sense framework to historic preservation debates.
Charles R. Wolfe
Blog post
6 days ago

The INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard exaggerates congestion costs in order to enhance the value of its traffic monitoring services. A little skepticism is justified.

Todd Litman
Feature
February 11, 2019, 5am PST
A report on the current state of Internet technologies, policies, and content management systems adopted by 600 cities across the United States, including recommended steps cities should take to improve technology assets in 2019.
William Riggs, Chris Steins, Shivani G. Shukla
Blog post
February 6, 2019, 11am PST
Infrastructure went from playing a major role in the State of the Union address a year ago. This year infrastructure warranted barely even a nod—about 62 words, in fact.
James Brasuell
Blog post
February 4, 2019, 2pm PST
Increasing allowable densities and reducing parking requirements are important strategies for achieving long-term planning goals, but to succeed they must be applied to large areas.
Todd Litman
Blog post
February 4, 2019, 10am PST
Although individual old buildings may be less expensive than newer ones nearby, historic preservation may make both old and new buildings more expensive.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
January 30, 2019, 5am PST

A few milestones stick out from the rest of the scooter news from January 2019.

James Brasuell
Feature
January 28, 2019, 8am PST
A muddled agenda of inclusion seems to be a rationale to eviscerate one of the Oregon city's most lauded civic assets.
Michael Mehaffy, Suzanne Crowhurst Lennard
Blog post
January 28, 2019, 5am PST
The world is changing, and city planners are changing along with it.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
January 22, 2019, 10am PST
The Federal Highway Administration's National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) shows that transit use is rising and household vehicle miles traveled are declining—but other data sources paint a more ambiguous picture.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
January 22, 2019, 5am PST
The following excerpt, written by Daniel Kay Hertz in the introduction to The Battle of Lincoln Park, challenges assumptions about the forces of gentrification in Chicago, with lessons for communities around the country.
Daniel Kay Hertz
Blog post
January 17, 2019, 7am PST
Transportation engineers sometimes treat people as objects to be moved as quickly and cheaply as possible from one location to another, but people have preferences and feelings which should be considered when planning transport systems.
Todd Litman
Blog post
January 14, 2019, 2pm PST
Maybe, just maybe, Trump might also be willing to consider the decaying condition of U.S. infrastructure a matter of national security. And if Congress played along, perhaps we'd get a 2019 Infrastructure bill. That's how Eisenhower did it.
Robert Fischer
Feature
January 14, 2019, 5am PST
A few ideas about what to watch in the world of planning in 2019. We only use the word Trump once.
James Brasuell
Blog post
January 8, 2019, 9am PST
Despite the decline in gas prices, cars are still a luxury for many low-income Americans, and low-income zip codes still tend to have low car ownership rates.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
January 7, 2019, 10am PST
While the debate continues unabated on the influence of the physical and land use characteristics of a city on crime, a critical aspect is left out: resident transience. Jacobs took notice and feared its negative influence. Was she right?
Fanis Grammenos
Blog post
January 7, 2019, 8am PST
Transportation planning is undergoing a paradigm shift. The new paradigm is more multi-modal and comprehensive, and so can better respond to changing travel demands and emerging community needs.
Todd Litman
Blog post
January 3, 2019, 8am PST
Some thoughts on what we might have learned in 2018 and what it might mean going forward.
Steven Polzin
Blog post
January 2, 2019, 5am PST
Looking forward to 2019, Chuck Wolfe reflects on how time living in London—and exposure to many other places during 2018— has highlighted how the physical shell of the old often frames today's sociocultural realities around the world.
Charles R. Wolfe